Three held in Delhi with heroin

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Three inter-state drug peddlers were arrested and two kg of heroin valued at Rs.6 crore in the international market seized from them here, police said on Wednesday.

The kingpin, Subhash Jaiswal, 58, was arrested from west Delhi along with his associates Asif Ali, 53, and Ashok, 30.

“Jaiswal had gone to deliver a consignment of heroin to Ashok at Madhuban Chowk from where both were arrested on a tip-off on Monday. We seized 1.5 kg of heroin from their possession,” a police officer said.

Ashok allegedly told police that he supplied drugs in west Delhi’s Rohini, Rithala and Vijay Vihar areas in partnership with Asif Ali.

Ali was later arrested from Rithala metro station and 500 gm of heroin was allegedly seized from him.

Police said Jaiswal, a resident of Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, was involved in more than seven narcotic cases, including three in Delhi.

“Jaiswal has been in supplying heroin in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi for 20 years. He was arrested thrice earlier in Delhi,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Rajiv Ranjan said.

Asif told police that he along with Ashok and another man, Vinod, were peddling heroin for the last 10 years.

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